***In the FLY project we’re all supposed to post our blogs as close to 10 AM as we can, so all updates will be live around the same time. Mine is going up early because I have to go to work. So, if you visit another blog and FLY isn’t the top post, just check back in a bit.
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Yay, everybody! It’s FLY Day. And it’s Friday…because honestly. this week can’t possibly suck any more life out of me. My lifeometer is in the red.
Like the intro says, if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like in my house when no one’s around, then here’s your chance,,,,because what goes on at our house is sooooooo exciting. (somehow typing doesn’t relay the sarcasm like I’d hoped. Maybe my coffee will kick in soon, because, honestly, I’m not human without its effects.)
Usual Background Noise:
-CNBC’s Squawk Box, which my husband, James listens to religiously every morning. Let me just go on record as saying that there is NO more annoying TV program at 6 AM, or at any time of day. It’s just a bunch of over-caffeinated chihuahua-type analysts all yapping over each other, competing for air time, yelling unintelligeable stuff about the stock market.) Somehow he can’t start his day without it. I’d rather be subjected to a Suze Orman and Barney the Dinosaur marathon.
-Katie, the hyperactive, OCD border collie, squeaking one of her toys. ( This dog has way more energy than we ever needed in a canine. I think next time the kids ask for a puppy, we’ll just go for a stuffed aimal. I hear they’re calmer.
-Andrew, 11 and Jack, 7 fighting over a remote control, a ping pong paddle, a basketball, a baseball glove….(this list could go on for a VERY long time)
Famous Quotes from the Past Week:
ANDREW: “Mom, I think I’m doing pretty well in tryouts. I’m hustling and doing everything the coach says, but they say hardly any sixth graders ever make it.”
JACK: “What’s a conscience?”
ME: “It’s that voice inside you that tells you to do the right thing. Or if you’ve done something you’re not supposed to and you feel guilty about it, even if no one else knows….that’s your conscience talking to you.”
JACK: “Like when I have to go pee really bad in the middle of a test, but I don’t want to tell Miss Judy I need to go to the bathroom?”
ME: “Uh, no.”
JAMES: “Who stinks?”
ME: “Katie looks guilty.”
KATIE: “Squeak, squeak.”
ANDREW: “MOM! I made the cut!”
ME: “You’re on the baseball team?!? Oh, Honey, I’m so proud of you!!!”
ANDREW: “Uh, no. It just means that I’m not NOT on the team. The final cut’ll be posted Friday. I’m gonna be a nervous wreck until then.”
(getting ready for school)
JACK: “Mom, I can’t wear these socks. They don’t say UnderArmour!”
ME: “Just tell people the logo is on the bottom, inside your shoe. Oh, but wait. That’s a lie. And we don’t lie.”
JACK: “Yes we do.”
ME: “Well, we try not to.
JACK: “When it’s convenient.”
ME: “Whose kid are you?”
JACK: “How did the dentist know I have a cavity?”
ME: “The x-rays showed it. You know those pictures they took of your teeth?”
JACK: “Yeah. I’m sure glad that teeth can’t blink. That messes up a lot of pictures.”
(yesterday, getting ready for school)
ME: “so the team will be posted this morning?”
ANDREW: “yeah, what if I didn’t make it? How do I keep from being upset or disappointed? It might be hard to go through the day feeling all bad about it.”
ME: “well, Honey, everyone who’s ever done anything big in life has had disappointments like not making teams. The real tragedy is to let that stop you from continuing to try. If you don’t make it this year, you’ll be that much better next year if you keep working at it.”
ANDREW: “yeah Mom, whatever, thanks. I know you mean well, but I’m still so nervous.”
ME: “Will you text me and let me know?”
I didn’t tell Andrew, but I was super nervous myself. No one has worked harder to make the West Laurens Middle School baseball team. It’s highly competitive. He’s not the biggest, the fastest or the strongest, but you can’t out-work the kid!
“Guess what….Giants Won” is a reference to our favorite team, the SF Giants winning the World Series. TWICE. Whenever one of us doesn’t really have anything to say, or just needs a filler, we throw that into the conversation.
Okay, gotta get to work now. I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse into our pretty ordinary life (but I wouldn’t trade it for anything). Be sure to check out the other awesome bloggers above.